Thursday, February 07, 2008

Project of the week! Chairs and more!

Last night the boy and I had tickets to Peer Gynt at The Guthrie. We had a wonderful time and started out with a wonderful dinner at one of our favorite spots M & S. It was so nice to have a date night in the middle of the week, we both had a really good time.
I also stopped by the Thrift store before heading out to dinner last night and found some really fun things!
A copy of the 1987 Junior League of Minnie Cook Book, I cannot wait to try a recipe or two. . .

The Daily Soup Cook Book, this used to be one of my favorite places to get lunch from in Manhattan. J-do you remember this place? You would get soup, an awesome piece of bread, a piece of fruit AND a cookie? NUM! Let me know if you need a recipe or two!

I also found this great pedestal bowl, now you will have to use your imagination here, but it did have a brass base, but I could not even wait two seconds and I painted it, ahh, love it!

Now onto projects, I have a couple today, one is kind of a reveal, I finally finished getting my dresser into place. It started out looking like this,

And now here is the completed result! I found the mirror a few weeks ago at an estate sale with my mom before she left for places down South, the two trinket boxes I found last week at an estate sale with the boy, I am not sure if they will stay there though. . .I still don't have any clothes in it yet, that is on my ta-da list this week, but I did get them lined with pretty smelly drawer liners.

And now for some chairs. I have my wine club here as well as other family functions and I am always in need of extra chairs, so I have at least one extra chair in each room that I can pull out when needed. You can see the one next to my dresser up above. This is one I picked up with the boy at an estate sale this past fall, it started like this

I actually painted it up at the lake. I wanted to put a cushion on it, but I can't find one that fits would love some suggestions. I have been reading so many cottagey blogs and everyone always has such cute ideas and everyone is so crafty, I can get the basics, but I am having a tough time taking it that next step. . .

Here is another that my mom and I found on the side of the road.

You may recognize this dresser as well from another project post,

but it started like this,

This chair sits in my office and

started out very dark and drab.

And this was a $2 auction find, I didn't change anything about it, but I love it.

WHEW! You do not even want to see the Ta-Da list for the week and how much is still left on it, and will I be working on that tonight? Nope, it is out with the girls for a night on the town, looking forward to it too!

The boy and I have the kids for the weekend, would love to hear some fun kid friendly food suggestions from some mom's. My only thought was hot dog with cheese wrapped in croissants. . . my niece is a very sensitive and picky eater, she has SDD (sensory deprivation disorder) (among other things) so she is SUPER picky about food.


Suz said...

I cannot believe how many projects you actually get done. Really great stuff, I'm very impressed.

Jacky Hackett said...

Oh goodness, you asked if I was cooking anything good today? Well, I made the Mexican Tortilla Soup from The Daily Soup Cookbook today. It smells delicious, can't wait to eat. By far the BEST soup cookbook. We make the Chicken Black Bean chili every Hackoween, though as you know we took a break from it this year.

You projects all look great!

Libby said...

Jilly, the projects look fantastic but what's really wowing me is the photo of you and the boy! You both look like movie stars!

Cindy said...

You are truly Crafty MacCrafty. I am impressed!!

For picky kids (or any kids, really) I think homemade mac and cheese with tomato soup can't be beat--especially with chilly weather.

Libby's right--you do look like movie stars!

Jacky Hackett said...

Oh and yes I totally remeber that place. Yum yum, the Chicken Garlic Bread is my favorite.

Man, the boy will love this coincidence. Buy any cheese today :)

Kate said...

Gorgeous results w/ your projects! They give me hope for a few sad old pieces I want to refinish this spring (I was starting to think maybe I should just toss them & head to Pottery Barn;)

Beth said...

I'm so glad you found my blog and in turn I found yours! It's great...I LOVE what you did with the furniture, you have inspired me to get cranking on a lot of unused pieces I have in the garage.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

You two look amazing! And, you are so talented, I'm always amazed!

Meg said...

Such great finds, such great transformations! And you and the boy make a very handsome couple.

Heidi said...

Thanks so much for leaving a link over at my blog. Your chairs are so fun. I can't wait to paint mine! Thanks for the inspiration.

BTW, I love your blog name. It had me cracking up. Maybe it is because I have 3 little boys. Maybe because I am home with them all day and my blog is my link to the 'outside world.' Fun. Fun. Fun.